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Ireland: The Sinn Féin surge

Ireland’s 7 February election delivered a stunning result for Sinn Féin. Read more...

Australia burns: who will douse the flames?

AS WILDFIRES rage across swathes of Australia, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in every major city to demand the resignation of the government and action on the climate emergency Read more...

Austria: Coalition agreement: a Green fig leaf for the ÖVP

With the approval of more than 93 percent of the Federal Congress of the Greens for a coalition agreement with the conservative Austrian People’s Party, ÖVP, the new Austrian government has been forme Read more...

Impeachment: Fight Capitalist Corruption, Reject the “Judicial Road” Against Trump

The Democrats’ emphasis on the impeachment hearings against Trump shows that they favor a strategy of “resistance” within the institutions, and increasingly the judicial system, over winning an electo Read more...

French workers defy Macron: We’ve had enough! Now we must win!

One and a half million on more than 200 demonstrations across France. Read more...

Austria: ÖVP wins, SPÖ losses show need for socialist answers

The elections to Austria's parliament, the National Council, on September 29 brought a huge victory for the conservative ÖVP under Sebastian Kurz. Read more...

Hong Kong: Police ban demo, troops move to the border

A march through Central Hong Kong, the eleventh since early June, called by the Civil Human Rights Front for Sunday, August 18, has been banned by Hong Kong's police chiefs. Read more...

Hong Kong: "Occupy 2.0" forces government retreat, for now

Yesterday, for the second time this week, the Central district of Hong Kong was brought to a standstill by huge demonstrations. Read more...

South Africa: ANC retains power despite left challenge

In the end it was a comfortable victory for Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC and its allies, the trade union federation COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP). Read more...

China: Tiananmen, 30 years on

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